RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Researchers said Friday they are convinced cheating is increasing in colleges and high schools, but sometimes it's hard to prove.
And students who admitted cheating are quick to list what they say are reasons for the cheating. Some adults say the reasons are no more than excuses.
"If you listen to the rationale students use, it can apply to anything -- it's everyone else's fault," said Don McCabe of Rutgers University, founder of the Center for Academic Integrity at Duke University.
He said the foremost excuses are parental pressure to do well in school, teachers who give out stupid assignments that aren't worth doing on and a lack of time.